The film world has always had an influence over what people wear. Film is a visual medium and what it and its characters look like makes an impression on the viewer. When stars like George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie or Julia Roberts wear something in a film the masses follow along. Costume designers are even granted their own category at the Oscars. It's important! Here is a list of the most fashionable films in Hollywood's extensive history:
Grease: From Sandy's pastels to Danny's leather jacket, once people saw this film in the 1970s they were wearing clothes from the 1950s in an ode to it. The film was seen as cool so the clothes were cool by association. Black spandex pants and red high heels were the cat's meow.
Flashdance: Dancewear was worn by people who couldn't even waltz after the release of this film. Cut up sweatshirts and leg warmers made everyone look like they had just stepped out of the dance studio even if they hadn't in the 1980s.
Clueless: The film was all about being part of the cool clique in high school so a big part of being cool is the clothes you wear. Plaid skirts were cool. Knee socks were cool. Feather pens were cool. Huge cell phones were cool. You get the picture now? This film understood the power of fashion.
Breakfast at Tiffany's: Everyone can recognize Audrey Hepburn's black dress, sunglasses and hairstyle from this 1961 film. It left a huge mark on the fashion world and still does today. Everything that Audrey Hepburn wore in this film became the epitome of chicness.
Annie Hall: Diane Keaton's androgynous look as the main character made masculine clothes on a woman sexy in a weird kind of way. Baggy vests, ties and trousers began to be worn. And who could forget that bowler hat?
Sex and the City: Well, this is a no brainer as the entire film/television series was based on what these women wore. Huge flowers, necklaces with names, Jimmy Chiu shoes, and the outrageous dresses these four fashion-forward New York gals wore became what every woman wanted for their own wardrobes.
Twilight: This film had such a huge impact on teenagers that whatever Bella and the Cullens wore in it became all the rage. Hoodies, converse running shoes, Edward's fitted pants, peacoats, and long jackets found their way into the closets of young people. Even the colour scheme of the film, greys, black, whites, blues, and silver, were appropriated.